A Day in Food: Eating from the plot

It’s that time of year when the allotment is contributing to what I eat. I thought it would be fun to run through a day’s eating and show you what I eat in a day and point out what I grew!


It’s been pretty warm recently so I always carry a bottle of water with me, but I’m also in migraine week, which means feeling constantly hungover and water is ‘too plain’ for my stomach. Yes it is weird but that’s how I feel. So I sliced up a cucumber and put it in my water bottle for cucumber water. I topped it up through the day and snacked on the cucumber too!

Allotment contribution: cucumber


Desk breakfast of rhubarb compote, with strained yoghurt and seeds. This is my standard grab and go breakfast, and the one I always return too, this week without granola because I’m out and couldn’t bear having the oven on. I set them up at the beginning of the week and it’s one less thing to worry about. The secret to making these filling is to use greek yoghurt or to do what I do and strain plain yoghurt.

Allotment contribution: rhubarb


I did a lot of cooking on Sunday to get me through the week. This is saag aloo, chana masala and rice. I also portioned some of it up in foil containers and froze them for an instant ready meal on the days when I can’t be bothered to cook. I ate it with a salad.

Allotment contribution: potatoes, spinach, coriander, garlic, salad leaves


Pork chop, potato hash and green beans with a side salad because I can. Simple easy and delicious

Allotment contribution: potatoes, summer squash, green beans and salad leaves

The allotment is changing how I think about food, it did last year but this year there’s a bit more variety.

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